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As a teenager I went to the Venice Carnival. I made a mask out of a paper plate, got a metal coathanger and bent it into horns around my head and draped a black tshirt over that. At the time I thought I looked really cool, but thinking it over...

Tell us about your own oh-so-cool fashion innovations.

(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 14:24)
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shearers right foot

I don't think you would've laughed, my perfectly groomed snot green mohawk compliments my bright pink shell suit pants to a tea, which is very 'in' this autumn I hear.

Speaking of Shearer, I saw him a few months ago when I was out. He had an embarassed look upon his face though when he realised 10 other people had turned up in the same outfit as him. Or, maybe the embarassed look was due to the fact that Ameobi was his strike partner, who knows.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 23:45, Reply)
Geek Fashion
When in years 7 and 8 me and two other friends decided that wearing monacles would be funny, and become cool. So, i went to one of those toy dispensers (insert a coin, receive sh!te) in a supermarket and bought a necklace which had a glass disc for a pendant, with a holographic yin and yang.

Monday, 08:55, Classroom

"Evans you monger"

Tuesday, 08:55, Classroom

"Evans you complete monger"

never did get cool, or even mildly comical...
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 23:29, Reply)
Oh, and
I can't believe no one's mentioned trouser-skirts yet! They were big about the same time as Peter Andre and Titanic, and every bit as pointless. They weren't just a skirt over trousers, no. The proper ones were a skirt SEWN to the waistband of the trousers.

I'm proud to admit they're one of the few fashion mistakes I didn't make.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 23:22, Reply)
Lt Columbo
I am unfortunate enough to live and work in that glorified fishing village that is Sunderland, and they do have a unique sense of fashion, normally one involving a Greggs "pasty in a bag" motif adorning their face and the ubiquitous gravy stain logo upon their undersized YSL polo shirt (you know, the really badly made ones from "the pikey sports shop").

However, if I'd have seen you, I may well have laughed!
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 23:22, Reply)
I was in Sunderland at the weekend

and I was wearing my Toon top, with pride, along with a pair of bright pink shell suit pants. I saw lots of Mackems pointing and laughing at my bright pink shell suit pants. They may mock my shell suit, but in 20 years time that fashion will eventually reach Wearside.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 23:12, Reply)
Something i vowed to never talk about again........ untill now
I was bored one day, I had finished doing the DIY that needed to be done, there were some nails left over. I could not help myself. I had to insert the nails into my penis. At first it hurt then it felt good. After about 20 minutes of rolling around in pleasure, I tried to get the nails out. Which didnt go so well. I ripped my penis. After an amount of blood stopped pouring out, I sowed my penis back together but then i found out i sowed my penis through my pants and into my leg. After a short journey to the hospital with my penis still sowed to my leg. The doctors laughed and thought I was making a fashion statement
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 23:10, Reply)
DIY perfect skin count?
My school uniform was uber-strict so there weren't that many ways of making it decent without being sent home. So you either looked like Vicky Pollard, or you wore it normally. Being annoyingly good at school, I wore it normally (this has a lot to do with hating to be yelled at, and even now it can reduce me to tears if you do it right). For this reason (well, that and I was a fat, spotty kid with an overprotective mother who always did her homework... hell, I'd have bullied me) I was not popular.
There was the time I decided to do a Very Bad Thing and wear illegal concealer to cover up the fairly horrendous acne I had at the time (knowing me I wanted to look good for some random and undeserving boy I was obsessing over in my diaries at the time).
Of course this being a private school, the staff are more or less allowed to do what they like. This particular morning the deputy head, who to this day I remember as a cross between Hitler and Anne Robinson, decides to conduct A Make-Up Check.
This basically meant she pulled all the girls in the year out of registration, marched them to the hall and ranted solidly for about fifteen minutes about how by wearing make-up we were damaging the reputation of the school and so on (you were yelled at if your hair touched your shoulders without being tied back, and even for using lipbalm when you had a cold). After this she gave a tissue to each of us and told us to wipe our faces. Of course the concealer came off, the ones who'd worn nothing got off scot-free, and we stayed behind for more bollocking and a detention the following week, which I always believed to be a Bad and Terrible Thing and that my mum would kill me.
Being an infuriatingly good little girl, I cried. For most of the day. And when I came out at the end of school my mum (some little cranberry had already told her) went straight home and wrote one of her Bitchy Letters (tm) to the deputy head telling her why I'd done what I'd done. I still had to do the detention but at that time of year it was an extra hour's revision for my physics exam. And the popular girls still thought I was a geek. Oh well. Last I heard most of them were actual Vicky Pollards.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 23:01, Reply)
It was a school fashion...
but that is really no excuse. The uniform specified that we wore cream over-the-knee socks. It was the fashion to pull them up to just below the knee and to carefully concertina the excess material around the ankle - this was coupled with large clumpy shoes. The school en masse gave the impression that elephantitius of the foot was cutting a swathe through the young women of Surrey.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 22:59, Reply)
homemade condom
i couldnt afford a pound for a condom so i used an elastic band and quaver crisp packet i had a yellow cock for days i fought it was an std but just the fact i dont wash :)
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 22:56, Reply)
My Adam Ant outfit...
...would have been *so* much better if I wasn't the only one who made an effort at the 80s party...

(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 22:43, Reply)
I cut my own neck hair a few times ..
.. when I was a teenager. Figured that I could save a penny that way. Didn't use a mirror either. On a few occasions I was asked directly if I had cut my own neck hair. I firmly denied but I was fooling no one. After all, few barbers were around who combined the eyesight of Ray Charles with the dexterity of Michael J. Fox.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 22:19, Reply)
i like looking odd sometimes. my outfits have included:
homemade denim and cloth skirt, black leotard, and cut up wolf tshirt
denim skirt, knee high stripey socks (still love and wear them),black high heels, and black shirt
tshirt, vest covered in chains and buttons, jeans
and more! today i actually look normal: mofaha tshirt, black jeans, spikey belt. hooray!
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 22:10, Reply)
Sobbing quietly
Hmmmm thick black tights with white ankle socks. We all thought we were so cool, but we just looked like a bunch of cnuts.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 21:54, Reply)
Hmm...let's see.
Sanitary towel with eyeholes = Always good for a laugh
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 21:29, Reply)
A couple of weeks ago...
...i bought FHM and in the fashion section there was an article about some designer who had something to do with the beastie boys releasing a line of plain white tee-shirts with shirts and ties drawn on them in marker pen. Quite nice i thought, cool beastie boys connection, £40 quid(!), f*ck right off. So i made it myself. Turned out quite well. NOw i think about it the story would have been better if i'd fucked up, perhaps burnt down the house somehow. Sorry.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 21:17, Reply)
I own a pair of
Pink, purple, black and Glow in the dark camo print combats...if anyone knows where I would be camoflagued wearing those, let me know.

I also own a pair of brown pinstripe trousers which I have been known to wear with my black converse...thus looking startling like Dr Who...not really a good look.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 20:43, Reply)
The thing is, if this question was re-run in, ooh say, 10 years time we'd all think back to the mid noughties and think "Christ, what did I look like..."
and what shit will we be wearing then eh ? Silver Bacofoil suits and having meals in pill form no doubt.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 20:32, Reply)
Suffering for fashion, I improvised a painkiller.
I bought a lovely pair of shoes last week. They're teal Mary Janes with a little flower on the edge, ever so fun and cheerful and a huge departure from my usual black heels.

I decided to wear them to class yesterday to break them in; I got loads of compliments on them, but that's beside the point.

About halfway to class, I felt my heel rubbing on the back of the shoe in a way that I knew spelled the removal of skin and the creation of a massive blister at the very least. I check; sure enough, there's a nasty scrape on the back of one heel and two on the other.

'No problem!' I think. 'I'll just reach into my ever-useful Handbag of Many Things and get a plaster.'

So in I reach. . .only to find that I have neglected to refresh my stores. However, I do have some panty liners* handy. . . and wouldn't you know it, they fit into the back of the heel of my shoe like a dream!

Off I went to class in comfort, safe in the knowledge that any blood from the scrapes on my heel wouldn't get very far.

(*small 'ladies' sanitary pads', as it says on the package.)
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 20:16, Reply)
Mmmm Gravy
I will say one thing about my parents, they had an imagination. Whilst kids fancy dress partys usually meant getting assorted collections of kids dressed as scarecrows, trees, ghosts and firefighters - Cue me going to a fancy dress party at school dressed as an OXO cube complete with little OXO hat. I do believe I got picked on for the rest of my schooling career from that moment on.
Pictures available for a cost...
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 20:07, Reply)
I'm an emo kid.

(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 19:55, Reply)
When I was at uni, the "in" thing was dyed hair..thinking this would be an overt statement about me, I decided to go with purple.

I got my bottle of blonde, as I am quite dark haired naturally.. and shoved my head in my student sink, until I got (most) of it blonde an hour or two later.

Then goes in the temporary purple hair dye.. The overall effect.. was actually pretty nice.. for about 3 days.. then it started washing out already.

I went bright pink.

I actually had 4 offers of promiscuous sex with other men in the month it took to fix.

Sadly I had less offers from that in the 3 years at university from women... go figure.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 19:55, Reply)
Alice Cooper
Plymouth college, 1988, Halloween. At the disco we had a halloween theme, and I decided to go as Alice Cooper- I had black Jeans, boots, a dark shirt, waistcoat and a long flasher mac (that I lived in for about 2 years). I borrowed some eye liner off some girls to do the eye and mouth make up. Well, it looked pretty good and I had fun 'til oen of my mates asked me "who's hit you ?" - turns out my eye make up had run and I looked like a frickin' Panda with big black eyes.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 19:27, Reply)
Dexi's Midnight Runners......
I think you know whats coming.

As usual, being the younger sibling I got all the lovely hand-me-downs from my brother.
One very strange case was a pair of demin dungarees (the sort worn by creepy lesbo's).
Funny, these don't appear to have been worn.
I pointed out there must be some mistake, these dungarees are pristine. Not a mark on them.

After much assurance they were for me, and with heavy encouragement from my mum (I was 12 at the time) I left the house.
I got five foot from my front doorstep before the first stranger pointed and laughed.

Mum wouldn't let me back in to get changed.
(still, a least I still looked better than piston_broke)
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 19:22, Reply)
Bag fashion
I still have pictures saved, of me wearing a bag on my head, like a confectioner's tubey one, and playing DIY billiars with toy soup cans, straws, and the top of a box. Mind you, I was probably 7 or 8.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 19:16, Reply)
my fashion crimes
are far too varied and heinous to list here.
however, the chav 'roll your horrible shell bottoms up to the knee and then tuck them into your socks' look is, I'm reliably informed by some of the less clueless inhabitants of my estate, is so that when you're out for a days shoplifting, any five fingered discounts can be slipped into your trousers and they wont fall out the bottom.
worn with the obligatory hoody, horrible trainers with those silly rubber springs on the heel, and cap perched further back on the head than would seem to be physically possible. and even in the height of summer, a pair of gloves, just in case they have to go and do some crime, like.
clueless twats.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 18:40, Reply)
Heh, errrm
I wear socks on my arms from time to time,and i own/wear leg warmers and fishnets.

I Also have a Berret i think that in itself is bad enough.

Ohh and i am a bloke.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 18:26, Reply)
The 'in' thing was to have chest hair

when I was at school, so I superglued some of my pubes to my chest.
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 18:16, Reply)
Jesus, May, Joseph and Zappa......
When I was in my 8th year, starting High school in Canada, I had a terrible sense of fashion. I wore this one day

OK, matching cotton track sweat shirt and track pants.

Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't deglo green camo. All different shades of bright fucking grean. This combined with the pants being a shite sight too small so that lots of white sock was showing and having black running shoes with deglo orange blots on them, I looked like I just joined the armed forces in teletuby land.

It was then I decided to switch to jeans and T-shirts with grim reapers on them...a bit better...but not much.

I like traffic lights
(, Thu 24 Aug 2006, 17:49, Reply)

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